The 5 Best Drones for Beginners

By Andrea Cannon on 19 October 2017 0 comments

Drones are more than just a fun toy; they can provide photographers with a new perspective on the world. Drones are becoming increasingly popular because they are now more affordable and easier to use than ever before. (See also: How to Earn Extra Income With a Drone)

What is a drone for beginners?

A drone is a flying instrument that can be controlled with a remote control. Drones often have a camera to help you capture images that you couldn’t have otherwise.

Top 5 drones for beginners

Syma FPV Explorers2 Quadcopter Drone

The Syma FPV Explorers2 Quadcopter Drone, equipped with an HD camera is easy to fly, assemble, and maintain. The six-axis gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability and flexibility when flying. It has a modular design, and is capable of doing 360-degree rolls. It has about seven minutes of flying time and 90-120 minutes charging time. It is wind-resistant and can be used indoors or outdoors.

The remote control offers left-hand control, and four channels to ensure a secure and fast flight. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $42.48 on Amazon

UDI Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter

The UDI RC Quadcopter takes photos and videos. The camera drone offers 360 eversion, 360-degree flips and rolls, and various control options. The strong motors offer six to nine minutes of flying time and 120 minutes charging time. The six-axis gyro with posture control guarantees precise positioning, while the four-channel function provides longer, more efficient, stable flying.

The modular design makes it ready to fly right out of the box. The Amazon best-seller comes with a high capacity battery and remote control with up to 30-meter distance. It is recommended by Digital Trends, Gizmodo, and Tom’s Guide and has nearly 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $43.85 on Amazon

Hubsan X4 RC Quadcopter

The Hubsan X4 RC Quadcopter is very easy to fly, ready to use right out of the box, and rechargeable through USB. The six-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity includes a four-channel digital proportional RC system for stable flying. The durable, lightweight drone offers four-way flips and has great camera quality with a 0.3 MP video recording module included.

This is available in different color options. It has more than 1,500 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by Digital Trends, Gizmodo, National Geographic, Business Insider, and CNET.

Currently $38.70 on Amazon

Holy Stone Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone

The Holy Stone Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone is a good choice for drone training. It offers headless mode, 3D flip and roll, three different speed modes, ultra-responsive motors, and colorful LED lights for night flying. It uses a six-axis gyro stabilization system and low-interference 2.4GHz technology for six to eight minutes of flying time and 60-80 minutes charging time. It is also wind-resistant, has a control range of 30-50 meters, and can be used indoors or outdoors.

This is an Amazon best-seller, Amazon’s Choice for drones for beginners, and has more than 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The Holy Stone RC Quadcopter Drone is another highly reviewed option from the brand.

Currently $39.99 on Amazon

DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone

Amazon’s #1 best-seller in airplane model kits, the durable DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone does 360-degree 3D flips and rolls and takes photos and videos. It has first-person view 720P HD real-time transmission, headless mode, plug-in interface replacement motors, LED lights for night flying, and an updated 3D split screen function that’s compatible with a 3D VR headset. The six-axis gyro with posture control has an integrated design for better stability and better photos. It has eight to nine minutes flying time and 120 minutes of charging time. It can be controlled from 100 meters away with the high capacity volume battery.

This is easy to use, chargeable by USB, and compatible with 3D VR headsets. It has more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. 

Currently $72.99 on Amazon

And those are our recommendations for the best drones for beginners. As always, be sure to check Wise Bread's Buying Calendar to learn when and how to buy just about anything!

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